Oppo recently launched its latest Find X2 series phones and its first smartwatch. The Chinese brand also recently launched its Oppo Enco Free TWS earbuds in India. Now, the company is expected to launch a smart TV. While the exact launch date of the Oppo smart TV is still under wraps, Oppo VP Liu Bo has revealed the TV will launch in the second half of 2020.
The company’s VP says Oppo’s vision regarding IoT is to create a multi-terminal, cross-scenario smart life. The company reportedly wants to launch a bunch of products under the Oppo brand in the connected devices category. The details regarding Oppo’s upcoming smart TV are currently scarce. The television will be seen competing against Xiaomi, OnePlus, Motorola, and Nokia TVs.
According to a report by MyDrivers, Oppo Vice President Liu Bo told media that the Chinese smartphone maker is planning to enter the smart TV space and will launch its first smart TV in the second half of this year. Bo didn’t reveal anything about the Oppo smart TV though.
By launching its own smart TV, Oppo will join the likes of Xiaomi, Huawei, OnePlus, Motorola, and Nokia, which have their own range of smart TVs in multiple markets. Oppo spin-off Realme is also entering this market.
Earlier reports have suggested that the Oppo smart TV will be powered by Android and is expected to bring features available on OnePlus and Samsung TVs. It is also not known if Oppo’s smart TV will be launched in India.
The Chinese company had recently launched the Oppo Watch with a curved AMOLED display, which looks erringly similar to the Apple Watch. The Oppo Watch comes in two sizes – a 41mm and a 46mm variant and are based on a customized version of the ColorOS. The Oppo Watch features an AMOLED display and supports the proprietary Watch VOOC Flash Charge fast charging technology. The Oppo Watch also comes with eSIM support and a 5ATM water resistance rating.
Oppo TV could offer a good choice to existing competitors in the market. A few weeks back, Xiaomi recently announced that their Smart TV shipment numbers crossed 10 million units in 2019. This broke the record for Chinese TV sales in one year. Xiaomi is also leading the Indian smart TV market.